Graduate students

Jessica Meir floating in space taking questions

Astronaut alum Jessica Meir answers questions from the International Space Station

UC San Diego alumna discusses her journey from ‘STEM to Stars’ during live Q&A from International Space Station.

Sea otter holding a crab

Bringing sea otters back to San Francisco Bay

The California population could triple if otters returned to their historic home — they just need to get past those great white sharks first.

Min Ku Choi

In his quest to serve patients, ‘The only thing hindering me is my status’

Min Ku Choi is on the verge of finishing his degree in pharmacy at UCSF. Whether he gets to use it or not depends on DACA.

Adriana Lopez Torres

UC Davis grad student yearns to give back to the place she calls home

Adriana Lopez Torres has been able to expand services to her community in Marin, thanks to DACA. She hopes she won't be prevented from doing more.

Kayla Gomez and Josue Perez

Human Rights Lab trains students to investigate wrongdoing

This fall, 19 students will begin investigating alleged human rights abuses with their new high-tech sleuthing skills.

Jessica Meir in front of a pier in San Diego at sunset

UC San Diego alum fulfills lifelong dream of going to space

Astronaut Jessica Meir is at home on the International Space Station and ready for her all-female spacewalk.

Katie Murphy gives her talk about corn at Grad Slam

Students wow with science and solutions at 5th annual Grad Slam

Grad students across the UC system show off the future of research with aplomb — and in under three minutes.

David Wu presents on concussion at the 2019 UCSF Grad Slam

At annual grad research contest, students compete to keep it simple

At Grad Slam on May 10, grad students go for glory as they explain their research in three minutes or less.

Darrin Bell cartoon with two ballot boxes

UC Berkeley alumni score three 2019 Pulitzer Prize victories

The campus boasts three new alumni winners and several other finalists and contributors.

Ana Claire Mancia

Above and beyond: UC women challenging the status quo

You don't have to leave campus to make change — and these young students and alums prove it.

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